100 Years of Maybach Automotive Manufacturing: World Premiere of the Limited Anniversary “Edition 100″
Wilhelm and Karl Maybach were regarded as gifted designers, trailblazers of the automotive luxury industry. Pioneers in matters of style, the duo created highly complex things with a simple-sounding formula. They paired perfection and craftsmanship with innovation, technically and in terms of quality – that is what Maybach is today. This year has been notable for the company as they mark their 100th anniversary and have thus launched a special edition of the current S-Class and GLS models, – “Edition 100″ – each limited to only 100 units.
It’s about the passionate combination of every detail, no matter how small, that makes a luxury car a Maybach – all in combination with state-of-the-art technology from Mercedes-Benz. Every Mercedes-Maybach stands for Sophisticated Luxury in all its facets – for our customers who are looking for something very special,” says Philipp Schiemer, Head of Top End Vehicle Group Mercedes-Benz AG and CEO Mercedes-AMG GmbH in the press release.
The top-class GLS SUV will feature a V8 engine with 557 hp. With a sporty appearance, it has a luxury saloon that is 33 centimetres higher than the classic saloon and offers a generous 1.10 meters of legroom and air suspension. The interior of this SUV is not only soundproofed but are also adorned with the finest leather. On the other hand, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class luxury saloon will come with a V12 engine and 612 hp. The perfect chauffeur-driven saloon, this vehicle includes heat and massage functions for the seats, a noise-insulated rear compartment, and high-tech infotainment. This model has an 18-centimetre longer wheelbase than its previous long-wheelbase S-Class and comes along with the first-time ever all-wheel drive.
Both models possess characteristic Maybach hallmarks like the brand emblem on the impressive radiator grille. Both the S-Class and GLS are hand-painted in the same two tones – high-tech silver/nautical blue, and feature a special design of the leather interior in crystal white/silver grey pearl. The brand logo also includes the inscription “Edition 100″ that adorns the C-pillar (S-Class) or D-pillar (GLS). The interiors also have various storage compartments and illuminated panels.
The brand aims to provide a complete luxury experience, and the “Edition 100″ is accompanied by a car cover with the iconic double M. The package also includes an exemplary handmade case made of soft crystal white or black leather to store keys and papers. There is also a special series diamond-studded fountain pen from the Maybach the Peak collection. To add to the anniversary edition, yacht manufacturer Robbe & Berking offers heat and massage functions for the seats.
The “Edition 100″ will be available in the first markets from the beginning of 2022. Orders for the limited special series will be open from the fourth quarter of 2021.